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Scissor Lift Inspection Checklist

A scissor lift inspection checklist that covers all the important parts of your scissor lift. Keep this form handy when doing any maintenance or repairs so that you can maintain a safe environment for everyone in the area and prevent accidents from happening. Ensure machine longevity and worker safety by employing a checklist to inspect your scissor lifts. This way you can document your inspections, determine potential maintenance steps and raise awareness for general safety procedures.

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Scissor Lift Inspection Checklist

Scissor Lift Inspection Checklist

Operating and Emergency Controls

Steering and components are operating properly
Check booms and cylinder for proper working order
Check if operating and emergency controls are free of: excessive dirt, grease or foreign matter

Safety Devices

Hard hat, safety glasses, steel toe boots, harness, and lanyard are worn (if required)
Platform floor is in good order
Housekeeping is observed on the platform floor
Pothole protection is in proper working condition
Fire extinguishers are in place and inspected regularly

Tires and Wheels

Tires are free of excessive wear, cuts, and proper inflation
Wheels are free of cracks and damage (bent rims, etc.)
Lug nuts installed and secured

Air, Hydraulic, and Fuel System Leaks

Check for leaks, hose chafing and cracking, kinking, or binding.
Check for proper service levels

Loose or Missing Parts

Check for loose or missing parts at the boom, assemblies, and platform

Battery, Cable, and Wiring Harness

Check for proper installation
Check if in good working condition
Free of excessive dirt, grease, or foreign matter
Free of loose wire connectors, damaged electrical cables, chafing, kinking, or binding of electrical cables or wires

Placards, Warning, Control Marking and Operating Manual

The capacity label is legible
All warning and equipment control markings for proper operation is legible and attached
Operating and Responsibilities Manuals are installed on the lift and are legible
Manuals are stored in a weatherproof container and the container is easily identifiable

Guardrail System

Check for cracked welds, cracked metal, distorted components, broken structures, sign of metal fatigue
Lanyard attachment points are in good condition
Lanyard attachment points are near the bottom of the basket in the corners

Equipment Task Function Operation

Lower controls operate properly
Platform controls operate properly


No signs of hazards such as: drop off, holes, bumps, debris, overhead obstructions, high voltage areas or over headlines, high winds or bad weather, inadequate ground support, inadequate ventilation, hazardous atmosphere, other


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Keep your machines running safely with a scissor lift inspection checklist.

Scissor lifts can be a valuable asset in any commercial setting. They provide a safe, convenient way to transport personnel, materials, and equipment throughout the facility. But keeping your scissor lift in good working order is equally as important if you want to maximize its effectiveness. That's why we've created this digital scissor lift inspection checklist that covers all the important parts of your scissor lift, from brakes to drive belts to electrical components.

Maintain a safe environment for everyone in the area by following this scissor lift maintenance checklist when performing maintenance and repairs. By following these easy guidelines, you'll ensure the safety of your employees and guests. The scissor lift maintenance checklist is filled with important information about your machine, so you can identify the parts that need attention and prevent accidents from happening.

You can download Lumiforms scissor lift daily inspection checklist pdf or sign up to Lumiform App to get access to a variety of features and customize your template in the most efficient way.